Spaz Attack

Thoughts from a big spaz who has lots to spaz about.

Friday, September 30, 2005

One more thing, oh my god, Jen Wu, where are you?

I haven't had too much time to post lately.
Wanted to say hola to Susan and "you're tagged" to Alice.
The three people that I have to work closest to at school are crazy so I was sad yesterday and missed my old school. (Thanks for listening, Allywally!)
That's work life I guess. You get drama and crazy people anywhere you go, especially in a school setting, with crazy ass old fat divorced jaded bitter teachers with nothing else to do but talk behind people's back.
Well, just wanted to say hi and that we are alive! TGIF!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Deep thoughts...

I came across some girl's xanga site and she had posted all these pictures of her at Yonsei this summer, and these pictures made me feel so old! I remember when I was at Yonsei! It just got me thinking about how you go through all these different phases of your life and how each one is so exciting and fun in its own way. High school, then college (that's a BIG one), then after college and all the sudden responsiblities, falling in love, knowing he's THE one, marriage, baby.... whew...

I'm rambling, but it is 11:00 and it's definitely past my bed time!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

WHY THE HELL DID I AGREE TO THE PICNIC TODAY?!!!! I am such a retard! I met up with some teacher friends yesterday and they ALL agreed that I should NOT have said yes to go to the picnic today. One person that I totally respect told me that I should have said, "It's a great idea, but I have a six month old at home and weekends are the only time that I have to spend with my family." I have so much stuff to do today. I want to spend time with my mom. I need to get ready for Back to School night which is on Tuesday. I need to be here for Jason and his family, since his grandmother is not feeling well and in the hospital. BUT NO!!! I have to go all the way to Westwood in the middle of the day and waste my time there. SO pissed at myself for not thinking through this before I said yes. Retard retard me.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

With my auntie Susan.

With my auntie Jenn.

Tyler is in love with Grace!

He couldn't take his eyes off her!

As you can see...

It was just the cutest thing.

Just waking up.

Happy after a meal.

"I love eating!"


"In my daddy's hat."

"Go Real Madrid!"

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Today in science, when I meant to say the planet Venus, I said it with a P, not a V....opps!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Hey, gotta baby bro is famous! :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I haven't had too much time to post lately. I'm still getting used to this new thing called work. Kind of sucks sometimes. But, sometimes, it's not so bad and I kind of like working with kids! haha...After four years, I'm now a jaded veteran teacher.

The commute to work isn't bad on the 405 if I leave by 6:30 every morning. Then I get to school around 7:00 and have an hour to prep till the bell rings. After school, I leave by 3:00, and I'm home by 3:30. Not too bad. I just told myself to just take it one day at a time and not stress out too much about things that I can't control. It's hard though since I'm prone to spazing out over the smallest insignificant things in my life.

Tyler is getting used to his little helmet and we can see his head is shaping out. It must be very uncomfortable for him and I feel like such a bad mother for making his head flat in the first place! As a total stranger said to me, "The mom is at fault and the kid has to suffer." Yeah, thanks lady. It's not like I don't feel bad enough as it is.

So my class is having a little get together this Sunday. YIPPEE!!! Ok, I'm totally being sarcastic here. I'm really happy that I have "involved" parents in my class, but I wish it didn't have to involve me! I mean, come on now! I see these kids every day, all week long. What crazy person thinks that I want to spend any more time with them on the weekends away from my own family? Totally insane I tell you! But, of course, I am a piece of chicken shit and I don't want people to hate me. I especially don't want to make enemies so I grin and bear it and will have to spend a perfectly nice Sunday afternoon with my class. Eww...

Well, toodles for now. Hope everyone is doing well.
Susan, hope you are doing well. Stay safe over there and take lots of pictures for me to be jealous over!
Jenn, it was SOOOO great seeing you!

One more thing, I wish I could go have a nice dinner at Cha Cha Cha on Virgil. I am craving their negro shrimp...yum yum. I remember the days when Jason and I could go any where any time we wanted. Those days are now long gone. For those of you who have not entered parenthood yet, ENJOY your freedom now! :)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I feel like I've aged two years in two days. I forgot how hard teaching is. It really does take a lot of patience to be a teacher for those of you who haven't been in a classroom in awhile.

The kids at my new school are beyond amazing. They're test scores are off the charts and I can't believe how much vocabulary they already know as third graders. They are too cute in their perfectly matched outfits and packed lunches. One girl came to school with crimped hair and one boy brought sushi and edamame for lunch....thought it was adorable.

The parents are amazing too. One mother brought in a disposable camera today and told me to take pictures and give them to her son afterwards so she could develop the pictures for me. One parent asked is she could provide a classroom pet for the room. (Her child really wants a bunny.) One parents wants to hold a classroom "social" at a park on a Saturday for the kids and families to get to know one another! She said she would take care of everything, from calling families, buying the food, and organizing games! I couldn't believe it!

Anyways, I love being around children, but I honestly have to say that the last two days have been tough. Waking up at 6:00 every morning and having to leave Tyler only to sit in traffic on the 405 is not what I call an ideal day. I hope I get used to it. For, now, I'm telling myself that most of the people I know who have kids have jobs and that it will get easier. I really hope so.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Hello. Hello. I've been to my new school all week. I was totally scared to start work again, but it's been fine. So far, so good. I told myself that if I leave school thirty minutes after school ends, I will be home everyday at 3:30. The principal and assistant principal know that I have a five month old at home so they are very understanding of my schedule. I just have to get in earlier in the morning to get all my prep done.

Cher! You are such a sweetie! We miss you girl. If you are near Westwood on Saturday 10:00-12:00, give me or Rich a call...I'm making him and Matthew work!